Easter is quickly coming upon us – can you believe there’s only a couple of weeks left until the holiday? As is customary for many families, Easter Sunday means big family get-togethers or parties to celebrate the day. Why not, right? Holidays are a great way to celebrate together and enjoy friends and family, along with some great food. Plus, your baby or toddler will get to know relatives and become accustomed to holiday traditions!
When I first got pregnant with my oldest daughter, the very first thing I bought her was a fluffy blanket. It was so cute in the store that I just couldn’t resist! At my baby shower, I received many more baby blankets, as was also true for my second child’s baby shower. I came to find out that there was no such thing as “too many baby blankets” – I literally could use their blankets for much more than their name implies. Just like fellow blogger Nadia, I used my baby’s blanket as a burping cloth, play mat, and nursing cover. I also would use it as a changing pad when needed and didn’t have mine readily available.
Toddler language is always fun to listen to and decipher. Toddlers really say pretty funny things as they learn to talk and express themselves. As their vocabulary grows and a toddler learns more words, phrases, and how to share his feelings, you’ll find your baby goes through similar phases as other toddlers. There are certain times when you might feel as if your toddler is acting just like all the other toddlers on the block. It’s quite amazing how many phrases are shared by your toddler and his peers. Check out some of the popular toddler phrases my baby boy is currently saying that you may hear your toddler say too!
Nursery rhymes are a great way to introduce babies to literacy and make for a wonderful bedtime reading ritual. Rhymes are usually short, sweet, and fun! Plus, the rhyming rhythm has been shown to be very pleasing to baby’s ears. It really is fun to read nursery rhymes to your baby and as he becomes a toddler, you’ll notice he’ll learn the names of some of the nursery rhymes you read and may even join you in reciting his favorites! My baby boy has recently begun to ask for a few nursery rhymes by name or I’ll find him repeating them to himself throughout the day. Here are a few of my son’s favorite nursery rhymes that I’m sure your baby will love too!